Rashid Khan

Personal details 

Full NameRashid Khan Arman
Date of birthSeptember 20, 1998
Age25 years 
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Current teamGujarat Titans 
PositionLower order 
Batting styleRight hand Bat
Bowling styleLegbreak Googly
Jersey number19
Started playingOctober 18, 2015
Family membersFather – Not known Mother – Not Known
Brother – Amir Khan

Rashid Khan Recent Matches 

Afghanistan vs South Africa142/3710-Nov-2023AhmedabadODI 
Afghanistan vs Australia35*2/4407-Nov-2023WankhedeODI 
Afghanistan vs Netherlands0/3103-Nov-2023LucknowODI 
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka1/5030-Oct-2023PuneODI 
Afghanistan vs Pakistan0/4123-Oct-2023ChennaiODI 

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AfghanistanICC World XI
ACB Development SquadKabul
Adelaide StrikersKabul Eagles
Afghanistan Under-19sLahore Qalandars
Afghanistan XIMaratha Arabians
Band-e-Amir DragonsMI Cape Town
Band-e-Amir RegionMI Emirates
Barbados TridentsMI New York
Boost DefendersMis Ainak Region
Comilla VictoriansNangarhar Leopards
Durban HeatQuetta Gladiators
Gujarat TitansSpeen Ghar Region
Guyana Amazon WarriorsSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Trent Rockets (Men)Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sussex 2nd XISussex

About Rashid Khan 

Rashid Khan is a prominent figure in the world of cricket, known for his exceptional skills as a bowler and his contributions to the sport. Born on September 20, 1998, in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, Rashid quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the most feared spin bowlers in international cricket.

From a young age, Rashid displayed a natural talent for cricket. He honed his skills playing in the streets of his hometown before receiving formal training. His rise to prominence coincided with Afghanistan’s emergence as a competitive cricketing nation on the global stage.

Rashid Khan made his debut for the Afghanistan national cricket team in 2015, and since then, he has been a vital cog in the team’s success. His unorthodox leg-spin bowling style, combined with his ability to deliver variations with pinpoint accuracy, has troubled even the best batsmen in the world.

One of Rashid’s most significant achievements came in 2018 when he became the youngest captain in the history of international cricket. Despite his young age, he led Afghanistan with maturity and determination, inspiring his teammates with his on-field performances and strategic acumen.

Rashid’s prowess in the shortest format of the game, Twenty20 (T20) cricket, is particularly noteworthy. He has been a standout performer in various T20 leagues around the world, including the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Big Bash League (BBL), and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). His ability to consistently take wickets and contain opposition batsmen has made him a sought-after asset for franchise teams.

In addition to his bowling skills, Rashid is also a handy lower-order batsman and a reliable fielder. His athleticism and agility on the field make him a valuable asset in all facets of the game.

Off the field, Rashid Khan is admired for his humility and dedication to his craft. Despite his meteoric rise to fame, he remains grounded and is known for his charitable endeavors, particularly in his home country of Afghanistan.

Rashid’s impact on cricket extends beyond his individual performances. He has inspired a generation of young cricketers in Afghanistan and has played a significant role in raising the profile of the sport in the country. His success has helped put Afghanistan on the cricketing map, and he continues to be a source of pride for his nation.

As Rashid Khan continues to evolve as a cricketer, his fans eagerly anticipate witnessing his future accomplishments on the field. Whether representing Afghanistan or his franchise teams, Rashid’s presence guarantees excitement and excellence in the game of cricket.

Rashid Khan Career Highlights 

– Rashid Khan made his international debut for the Afghanistan national cricket team in 2015.

-In 2018, Rashid Khan became the youngest captain in the history of international cricket.

-Rashid has been a standout performer in various T20 leagues worldwide, including the IPL, BBL, and CPL.

-He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut, also against Zimbabwe, on 26 October.

Rashid Khan Awards 

-ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade award, 2011-2020

– ICC’s T20I team of the decade.

-Associate Cricketer of the Year Award in 2017.


Domestic career 

IPL Career 

Rashid Khan, considered one of the best white-ball spinners, joined the Gujarat Titans for a whopping INR 15 crore in the 2022 IPL auction. Despite a challenging upbringing in Afghanistan, his talent and dedication propelled him from tennis-ball cricket to the biggest leagues. Since his IPL debut in 2017, Khan has impressed everyone with his bowling skills. He played a key role in propelling Sunrisers Hyderabad to the 2018 finals, finishing as the second-highest wicket-taker. A highly sought-after player in T20 leagues worldwide, his experience makes him a formidable opponent.

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International career 

Test Career 

Rashid Khan, a key player in Afghanistan’s inaugural Test debut against India (June 2018), impressed with his spin but proved expensive (2/154). He bounced back with a five-wicket haul against Ireland and became their youngest Test captain (20 years old) in September 2019. In the same match, he scored his maiden Test fifty and achieved a historic feat – the first ever 10-wicket haul for Afghanistan, leading them to a dominant win. He repeated this feat against Zimbabwe, securing another win for his team.

ODI Career 

Rashid Khan’s ODI career exploded early. After a quiet debut, he picked up impressive spells against Ireland (4/21, 6/43) and Zimbabwe (5/24). He even achieved his career-best figures (7/18) against West Indies. He rose to become the number one ODI all-rounder, but his performance dipped in the 2019 World Cup, where he only managed 6 wickets with a high economy rate. Notably, he conceded the most expensive spell ever in a World Cup match (110 runs, 0 wickets).

T20 International Career 

Rashid Khan debuted in T20Is just days after his ODI debut, taking 1 wicket against Zimbabwe in October 2015. He holds the record for the fastest bowler to reach 100 wickets (44 games) and boasts an impressive average (14.21) and economy rate (6.25) with 118 wickets in 71 matches. He’s participated in two T20 World Cups (2016, 2021) and was selected for the 2022 edition as well.


Rashid Khan, born in 1998 in Nangarhar, Eastern Afghanistan, originates from Jalalabad and comes from a family of ten siblings. During his youth, his family sought refuge from the Afghan war and spent some years in Pakistan before returning to Afghanistan. Rashid resumed his education upon their return. He developed a passion for cricket early on, playing with his brothers, and drew inspiration from players like Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi and South African batsman AB de Villiers, even emulating Afridi’s bowling action.

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